Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The Wolds Wagoners

The Wolds Wagoners: the story of the Wagoners' Special Reserve by Ian Sumner (Sledmere, Sledmere Estate, 2000)

The Wolds Wagoners were created by Sir Mark Sykes of Sledmere in East Yorkshire, largely from the farm workers on his estates.They were amongst the first to be called to the colours in August 1914, and men from the unit served in France, Flanders, Italy, Salonika, Egypt and Mesopotamia.

A limited edition, published at the same time, contains the Wagoners' nominal roll of 1914.

The books were only ever available from Sledmere House, which maintains an excellent Wagoners' Museum.

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